USLSoccer.com Staff Report
Friday, January 29, 2016
ORLANDO, Fla. – Orlando City B has announced the signing of USL veteran Andrew Ribeiro and Scottish goalkeeper Mark Ridgers for the upcoming USL season. Ridgers’ signing is pending receipt of his P-1 Visa and International Transfer Certificate.
Ribeiro has been a mainstay in the USL for the past three seasons. The 25-year-old began his professional career with the Harrisburg City Islanders, whom he helped reach the USL Playoffs, which was followed by a stint with the Pittsburgh Riverhounds. Last season, Ribeiro led the Charlotte Independence in minutes played with 2,311 as he appeared in all 28 regular-season contests.
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Ridgers joins OCB from Scottish club St. Mirren, and brings extensive professional experience to the club after having made his debut for Ross County at the age of 15. Since then, Ridgers has also played for Heart of Midlothian, East Fife, Airdrie United, St. Mirren and Kilmarnock, while also representing Scotland at the U19 and U21 levels.“Andrew and Mark will bring a great amount of national and international experience to our team,” said OCB Head Coach Anthony Pulis. “We’ve been monitoring them for some time and we are really excited to have them join to strengthen our back line. We look forward to working with them and benefiting from their contributions.”